Red Wolves Critically Close to Extinction After Hunters Kill 10 Percent of Population

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Red wolves, one of the rarest animals in the United States, are being put on the fast track to extinction due to illegal poaching. With estimates of less than 100 endangered red wolves left in the wild, conservationists are incensed by the recent announcement that yet another red wolf has been shot dead in North Carolina—a total of nine deaths this year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other concerned groups are offering a $26,000 reward for information on the shooting.

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